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May 7th, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR | Bar Reviews
 

Easy Company: Three’s a Crowd

clublist_4027EASY COMPANY - IMAGE: WW Staff
“Are you guys with Nike?” Nope. “Oh, OK, because there’s a group of like 40 Nike people coming in soon.” It’s 8:30 on a Wednesday night, and when the corporate retreat arrives, there will be approximately 42 patrons inside Chinatown’s Easy Company (329 NW Couch St., 229-7468, facebook.com/oldtowneasycompany). The narrow bar was carved from the back of the old Ping space, which is now a commissary kitchen for the Lardo sandwich empire, which provides its pork-belly sandwiches fresher here than anywhere. The bar has been well-appointed with gorgeous wood floors, walls and stools, plus on-trend wooden folding chairs, candles and two long, comfy banquettes. The cocktail menu aspires toward upward mobility with a long slate of original cocktails (avoid the Pilsner Vs. Aperol) listed on a menu that doubles as a recipe book (“Fennel Fantasy: 1.5 ounces of Aviation gin, 1/4 ounce of Pernod absinthe, 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice, 3 ounces of fresh extracted fennel juice, 1/2 ounce of simple syrup”). It feels like a place Beavertrons go for happy hour before taking the train home, or a chic corporate events space designed to make visiting Nike clients feel like they got the Portland experience without actually bothering any Portlanders.
 
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